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A Midwife's Story
     

A Midwife's Story

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by Penny Armstrong, Sheryl Feldman
 

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When hospital-trained midwife Penny Armstrong takes on a job delivering the babies of the Amish, she encounters a way of life deeply rooted in the earth. As she renews her respect for nature she discovers an approach to giving birth which would change her life for ever. A gripping first-hand account of Armstrong's journey from student midwife in Glasgow to running her

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When hospital-trained midwife Penny Armstrong takes on a job delivering the babies of the Amish, she encounters a way of life deeply rooted in the earth. As she renews her respect for nature she discovers an approach to giving birth which would change her life for ever. A gripping first-hand account of Armstrong's journey from student midwife in Glasgow to running her own practice in rural Pennsylvania, A Midwife's Story is a life-affirming book that never fails to enlighten, inform and surprise. Honest and ultimately very moving, it is inspirational reading not only for midwives and childbirth educators but also for all parents.

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The New York Times
Remarkable... as wonderful about the Amish as it is about midwifery

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804101783
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/12/1988
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Penny Armstrong (Cape Elizabeth, near Portland, Maine) has delivered over 1,000 babies and enjoyed a 25-year career in nurse-midwifery including teaching and practice in home, hospital and birth centers. Sheryl Feldman (Seattle, WA) is a writer, teacher, and not–for-profit communications manager. She also co-founded Hedgebrook, a retreat for women writers and is the initiator of its community residency project Women Writers of the Arab World.

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Midwife's Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Ashley_Ridgway More than 1 year ago
There are books that make you a better person if you allow them. This is one of them. A Midwife's Story really put into perspective how simple life needs to be and the love that can be shown. I not only felt a peace after reading the book but a new-found love. A love of life, children especially, and a love that moves you to love what you have, while you have it, to the best of your abilities. A love that I will keep with me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What beautiful book! I enjoyed every bit 8 it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago